Monthly Archives: January 2014

House restumping, how to get it wrong

Recently I inspected a home that has been restumped so badly that owner would have been better without it and kept his $18,000 Not only has the contractor failed to level the floors (as promised and required) but the floors … Continue reading

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Pre slab inspection, its nice to see a good job!

Yesterday I inspected slab preparations for concrete pour today. It was a pleasure to see completed preparations that were neat and indicated that skilled and experienced concrete crew was there: Findings: ¬†At the time of inspection, preparations for slab pour … Continue reading

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Building Contract Administration- Are you going to drop a bundle of cash?

Recently I was assisting owners on their 1M build that had run into problems. Builder was not performing and there were numerous defects with the build. Builder was trying to get to lockup and to extract his next progress payment … Continue reading

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Pre Slab Inspection, preparations rushed and incomplete!

We always recommend pre slab inspection for two reasons: Firstly to make sure that preparations are complete and nothing of significance has been missed and secondly to put builder on notice that you have building expert looking after your investment. … Continue reading

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Pre purchase inspection, your investment is at risk!

Buying a property is risky investment and you can get caught out and it could cost you plenty and give you a lot of headache. My client, a young man invested in a unit but did not get a pre … Continue reading

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Pre Purchase Inspection. Renovated home,what really are you buying?

One of the problems with renovated homes is that generally they look nice all dollied up. Its easy to be fooled and untrained eye will miss significant issues. It’s only after professional inspection that will you know if you have … Continue reading

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Pre Purchase Inspection- More disappointment avoided!

Recently I inspected old weatherboard home that had been fully renovated and it looked in mint condition. A young man buying his first home engaged me to do a pre purchase inspection to protect his investment. The home presented nicely … Continue reading

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Pre Purchase Inspection, another disappointment avoided!

A lovely lady engaged me to do a pre purchase inspection on a home she intended to buy. She had been through it and it looked all fine but she wanted a second opinion. She also explained that in the … Continue reading

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